23 Dec '11, 1am

Apparently even Canada has serious (if secret) questions about tarsands safety

Associated Press Excavations of oil sands pits north of Fort McMurray in Alberta. Internal government documents show that Canada’s scientific and environmental bureaucracy does not share the Conservative government’s view that oil sands projects in Alberta have relatively little negative impact on the environment. Postmedia News, a publisher that owns several major Canadian newspapers including The National Post in Toronto, obtained the previously confidential material through Canada’s access-to-information laws. Peter Kent, the environment minister, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have said that oil sands projects are being unfairly attacked by environmental groups that are exaggerating their effects. But in a a PowerPoint presentation , Environment Canada, the federal environmental agency, said that contamination of the Athabasca River, which flows north from the oils ...

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